Explore the best hiking trails near Murrieta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
The beginning of the trail is very basic and does not require much skill. As you progress toward the hill you can either go left and hike to the top of the hill or right and swing around the base of the hill. I prefer to climb to the top of the hill because the views are great especially as the sun is setting. Wear sun protection if you are hiking on a sunny day, this is a quick hike but there is little shade. Also, be aware of snakes, I hike this trail often and recently saw 2 baby rattlesnakes in different areas of the trail. Watch your step!
Fortune favors the early bird. Beautiful spring landscapes. Not as many wildflowers in March as one might expect--but really lovely old oak trees and wildlife. Sun exposure is serious, so wear a good hat and avoid midday walks if you're sensitive to direct sunlight. Rejoice in some splendid shaded sections. On the easier side in terms of difficulty, but moderate if you take the long outter routes.